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  • adj. Of or pertaining to buboes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a bubo or buboes; characterized by buboes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In pathology, pertaining to or of the nature of a bubo.
  • Accompanied by the formation of bubos; affected with bubos.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or evidencing buboes


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